Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Review, Pricing, and Specs
“Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is one of the best Android phones around with capabilities such as excellent battery life, outstanding camera performance, and a dazzling display.”
Every Samsung fan always feels excited about the upcoming or latest Samsung Galaxy S-series smartphones. The Galaxy S series flagship samsung smartphones are the first devices that arrive at the beginning of a year and have a huge impact on buyers for the years to come.
This year, Samsung brought an entirely changed super-fancy flagship smartphone called Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in Australia. There are so many upgrades, not only in terms of design but also in terms of internal components.
We have seen that Samsung massively improved its camera lenses and emphasized a lot more on zoom. Besides, its display supports a dynamic refresh rate and, interestingly, you can enjoy 2K resolution. Android software, on the other hand, is 11 now which is based on OneUI 3.0. What’s more? Let’s keep going to find more in our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review below.
Price and Competition
The official Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra release date Australia was back in January 2021. It arrived in stores after a couple of days and now it’s officially available in all major stores and retailers online together with Amazon. Hence, Aussies from every corner of the country can get their hands on one with immediate effects.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Price in Australia, it ranges from AU$1469 to AU$2299 which completely depends on the variant you choose to buy. For instance, it’s available in three different configurations in terms of RAM and ROM and, therefore, the price varies accordingly.
With this price tag, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra seems a little bit pricier smartphone as compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max and Huawei Mate 40 Pro, costing around AU$2099 and AU$1899, respectively. Regardless of its whopping price tag, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is unquestionably a better value smartphone than its rivals – thanks to its completely-baked internal components.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specs
- Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 227 Grams
- Display Size: 6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED (1440 x 3200)
- Operating System: Android 11, OneUI 3.1
- Chipset: Exynos 2100
- RAM and ROM: 12GB 128GB, 12GB 256GB, 16GB 512GB
- GPU: Mali-G78 MP14
- Rear Camera: 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP
- Front Camera: 40MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS and USB Type-C
- Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner (in-display),Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, and Proximity
- Battery: 5000mAh with 25W Fast Charging
- Colours: Various
Design & Display
Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a little bit thick and heavy, but no doubt, it feels appealing while holding it in your hands. You will see a thick aluminum plate that is layered around the back camera configuration and the side frame is made of glossy aluminum. Samsung has directed attention from extravagant display curves and made still another step to reduce them. You will definitely enjoy the delicate display curve and feel happy.
The bezels, on the other hand, around the panel are nearly uniform and small on the bottom and top. In addition to the pre-applied screen protector, the front is shielded with Gorilla Glass Victus. The water and dust resistance rating of IP68 is also guaranteed.
In terms of display, you no longer need to decide between 2K or Full HD display. This phone is promising a 2K display resolution as well as a 120Hz refresh rate. The display size of the phone is 6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED – supported by a 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. This is a superb display of excellence. You will only completely appreciate its beauty if you compare it with mid-range or high-end flagships. Colours are bright, the range is lively, and the visibility outside is just great.
Performance & Software
The Exynos 2100 chipset used in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the finest chipset from the company. It promises around 30% better CPU performance as compared to the other chipsets and, interestingly, you get 40% better graphics too.
With its gigantic 12GB or 16GB of RAM, you wouldn’t have any problems while multitasking or playing graphics-enriched games. It comes loaded with better thermal management and doesn’t get heated too quickly. The amount of onboard memory you get is up to 512GB that can store loads and loads of files, movies, videos, and images. Be noted that it doesn’t comprise a microSD card slot – therefore, you wouldn’t be able to expand the internal memory any further.
With four versatile rear cameras and one selfie camera on the front, Samsung put its weight into zoom magnifiers. Although we cannot guarantee but agree that in current cameras, this is the most fascinating capacity and we hope that the brands will continue to develop it.
The optical zoom on this smartphone cameras has various limits, one being that you can only acquire an optical zoom for an enlarged sensor. The optical zoom is steadier this year. When you're all zoomed in, it's easier to lock focus – and you can even take detailed and accurate photos of moving cars on the road.
Moreover, the overall performance of the camera lenses during daylight is amazing as anticipated. A vast dynamic range can be recorded and enough details may be preserved. Besides, colours with a little hint of overabundance will be balanced beautifully.
Inside, there is a large 5000mAh battery which with a 2K resolution display and a 120Hz refresh rate can last a day comfortably. You may easily pass more than a one-day threshold with average usage. Samsung traditionally has been careful with fast charge, but the maximum fast charge support of 25W is off-powered on the 2022 flagship. It can charge around 40% in less than 30 minutes, whereas the full charge may take approx. 1.5 hours.
- 2K Display Resolution with 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Solid Exynos 2100 Chipset
- Improved Camera Lenses with Zoom Capability
- Appealing Software
- Thick and a Little Bit Heavy
- Lack of microSD Card Slot
- Image Processing Needs Improvement
In many ways, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with 5G connectivity indeed leads the chart and leaves many rivals behind. It’s a significant upgrade over last year’s S20 range and today samsung S22 Series. And impressively, its innovative design and outstanding performance with internal components seem an exquisite deal for many of us. Besides, it can take your photography to new heights and you can record dazzling videos without having to compromise on quality. Although its pricing remains a serious concern for the majority of users, it undoubtedly offers an appealing bundle.
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